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year the nikkei advanced 23%. this is the first time in three years that the key index has climbed above the previous year's closing level. >> we got a boost on february 14th, valentine's day when the bank of japan set in motion asset easing. that weakened the yen and pushed the nikkei to its initial year high at the end of march. greek debt worries and overall eurozone debt issues really began to come to nature in early april, gradually cutting into earlier gains and pushing the nikkei to its year low on june 4th. the nikkei was also hit by concerns over the u.s. fiscal cliff in early november and it plunged nearly 400 points, it was down for seven trading sessions in a row. still another turn for the nikkei this time positive. when prime minister noda dissolved lower house of parliament in mid-november and then the possibility of a victory for the ldp led by shinzo abe really gave a boost to the markets because of his pledge to seek strong monetary easing measures and we did see the yen actually shed a lot of its strength that it had seen earlier in the year sending exporter and
action we've seen so far with the weakening trend of the nikkei, the markets are pretty much expecting the boj, bank of japan, to take steps to make sure a more agressive monetary stand and fight against deflation pretty much in line with prime minister abe's aims. now, let's have a look at how the markets are opening before this big day, and a bit of a mixed picture there. the nikkei just barely above the positive and the topix just marginally in the negative. as we did see some profit taking on monday, that wasn't such a surprise, and we should really expect a narrow range today as well. now, given the fact that we had a 300-point gain on friday, and also given the jump in the n nikkei since parliament was divided on monday, profits are minimal. we might trade in a narrow range so far today. ai? >> those were some real gains we saw, especially last week. nevertheless, ramin, what about people in the markets? i would imagine they would still be feeling a bit worried whether or not there is enough resolve on part of the abe administration to deliver on their promises since, after all,
ringing a bell while market participants prayed for active trading this year. the nikkei ended at 10,688 on friday. it hit the highest closing level since just before the march 2011 disaster. share price on the tokyo stock exchange have been on the rise since november of last year. the major challenge for the new stock exchange whether it can attract mid and long term investments from inside and outside japan. they seem to realize the full vitality of the markets and increase number of new listings. >>> let's go ahead and get a look at the markets. we want to start with currencies this hour because we've been seeing some pretty big moves with dollar/yen. it's climbed above the 88 yen level for the first time in 29 months. right now you got dollar/yen at 88.30. analysts say investors are becoming a bit more willing to take risks due to the nikkei's gains and it led to selling of the yen which is seen as a safe-haven. the dollar buying is bolstered by the minutes of the fed's policy making minute last month. it signaled that the u.s. central bank may put an end to its easing policy ear
. the nikkei has reached its highest levels. tokyo shares are much higher. yen weakness is prompting traders to buy a wide range of stocks including export related ones. the nikkei gained on expectations that it will take further action to pull out of prolonged inflation. the dollar is trading at a two and a half year low amid 89 yen. at 89.55 to 59. market participants say it's due to stronger expectations that japan central bank will take full action in coming months. let's take a look at the euro because earlier this tokyo it hit the highest level. let's take a look at other markets in the asia pacific. the kospi is trading down at 1,998. australia is trading higher at 4,728. u.s. president barack obama says republicans have to do what he calls the right thing on raising the debt ceiling. he says if they don't the u.s. faces a federal default and confusion in financial markets. >> the republicans can act responsibly and y amica' bills or put america through another economic crisis. >> obama says raising the debt limit is necessary for the government to meet its obligations. he said he's w
chance. >>> business leaders have seen the nikkei go over the 10,000 level while the japanese currency touched the 88 yen level against the dollar for the fist time in 2 1/2 years. >> translator: stock markets around the world have probably bottomed out. i'm hopeful that the nikkei could reach 13,000. >> translator: the dollar needs to trade steadily around 90 yen and rise to 100 yen. if this doesn't happen, the japanese auto industry won't be able to make cars in the country. >> while the challenging economic environment remains, abe vowed that his once again newly installed administration will do all in its power to pull the nation out of deflation. corporate officials want the government to swiftly put the necessary measures into motion. >> translator: wist and swift and infecti ieffective measures needed. the government must keep an eye on the fiscal situation and achieve economic growth at the same time. >> translator: it's important to enable people to have hope for their future. the prime minister should take the leadership to implement the measures he has promised. >>> malaysia
budgets on tuesday. >>> now let's get a check on japan's markets. nikkei closed sunday at a 1% high. and the dow jones industrial average ending the week with more than a 5% high. with remarks about how the market is reacting, we have ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. walk us through some of the key events. >> a lot of key events this week. good morning to you, ai. not only will we get a continuation of the earnings in u.s. this week, but also here in japan we'll get a stream of earnings reports starting as well. it's going to be very interesting to see how the weakening of the yen will play into those numbers. let's have a look at the opening levels on this monday, january 28. the nikkei 10,948. it actually hit 11,000 at one point, and that's the first time since april 30, 2010. we're going to see if we can close above 11,000. that's the crucial factor today. the topix at 919 to 1920. after a little selloff that we saw monday and wednesday of last week, we see the yens continue to weaken and that should support key exporters and we should see that momentum. as i mentione
target, the nikkei has had a really good run through the fourth quarter, up over 20%. continued now into nine weeks of continuous gains, which we haven't seen for some time. can this continue? >> yes, i think we can. we have the right policies in place at long last. i think the fiscal stimulus is very much the right thing to be doing. in that case, i was on bernie's show towards the end of december saying this is required and the delivery both in terms of a fiscal stimulus that is large, but also through pressure on the boj to achieve 2% inflation target. if the boj does indeed work in that direction, then i think this is really the last opportunity for japan to -- to really step back from the abyss of an unforeseeable pile of debt. and i think they're moving in that direction. the longer shinzo abe can keep the pressure on and get the right policies in place, the better it is for japan. evidence shows, in fact, that if japan achieves positive inflation, you get a sharp improvement in the primary fiscal balance, primary fiscal deficit moderated to gdp in the second period. it's poss
is higher against the yen. tokyo share prices are higher today. the nikkei average is at 106,872 106,872. market participants say the yen's pull back prompted investors to buy up export related issues. taking a look at other markets. south korea's kospi trading high up 1,979. in australia the benchmark is trading higher by three-fourths of a percent. the euro zone credit crisis is taking a heavy toll for passenger cars. car sales plunged to a 17 year low. new car saechles stood at 12 million units. it's the lowest since germany saw a decline of 3%. all u.s. european and japanese makers suffered declines. germany's volkswagen lost 1.6%. south korean makers were strong. kia motors saw a jump of 14%. that's the latest in business for this hour. here is a check on other markets. >>> japanese prime minister says he opposes any use. he's visiting vietnam on his first tour aboard. abe prime minister discussed territory disputes. they have disputes with china. the peace and stability in the south china sea is of global concern. he added the rule of law is essential. he understands and suppor
. share prices surging across the board. nikkei at 10,828. a gain of over 2% from thursday's close. buying was prompted by more optimistic views about the u.s. economic recovery following strong housing data. let's look at other markets open in the asia pacific. over in australia the benchmark index is trading hie ining high. positive moves so far. tokyo is leading >> on japan clearly that sort of recently announced fiscal and monetary package is intended to create growth in the short term. we don't think that if not associated with a midterm solid anchoring that would actually indicate the determination to change the debt trajectory, reduce the deficit. >> lagarde gave her view on thursday. she supported a 2% inflation target which abe asked the bank of japan to set. she said it's a good idea if the central bank can maintain its independence. more business news next hour. here is a check on markets once again. >>> japanese prime minister has conveyed his concern. the two leaders met in the thai capital of bangkok. abe touched on the issue of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the
the nikkei index rose above the key 11,000 level on wednesday. others are buying as they anticipate a further decline in the yen. trading down by half a percent, 11,052 at the moment. the dollar is little changed against the yen. they're wanting u.s. economic trends following that decline in the gdp. they are focused on the u.s. jobs data which is due out friday. the dollar against the yen 91.02 to 04. the euro is trading at a 33 month high against the yen. that's because worries over euro debt issues are receding. looking at other markets in the asia pacific region. south korea's kospi is down 19,019 19,057. toyota motor has announced another global recall. the problem this time is defective air bags and windows. toyota says it's calling in 1.3 million cars worldwide. they include corolla compact sedans between 2001 and 2004. the lexus luxury model between 2005 and 2011 at 385,000 units. the air bags may not inflate properly in reaction to electric signals from other signals and in the lexus, the front window wipers may not be properly secured and could get stuck. toyotaays it has received r
,507 after adding 18 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq are both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang sell fell 31. nas dam and s&p slipped monday thanks to worries apple has gone sour. shares of the tech titan dipped below $500 for the first time in one year after reports the company cut orders for iphone parts due to weak demand. after the bell ben bernanke praised washington's fiscal cliff deal which he said probably would have caused a recession this year but cautioned, quote, we are not out of the woods yet. >>> a troubling new report finds more than one in four workers are dipping into retirement funds to keep up with their current bills. apparently folks in their 40s are most likely to do this. >>> some good news on the housing front. new numbers show home prices rose 7.5% in 2012. that's the most in six years, thanks to improving demand and fear of foreclosures. >>> swatch scooping up henry winston's line of watches for $1 billion. >>> toyota sold just under 10 million vehicles last year. >>> coca-cola is taking heat for its new ad campaign, meanwhile, encouraging
after four sessions of gains. the nikkei average at 10,757. that is a loss of 1.1% from tuesday's close. now, sources say market players are selling export-related issues as well as other overbought stocks as a pause in the yen's weak trend is weighing on sentiment. speaking of which, the dollar is slightly lower against the yen. profit-taking is kicking in here too. this is after the u.s. currency had reached the upper 89-yen level on tuesday. currently, it's at 88.46-51. now, some traders are still placing buy orders on the dollar. that's because some expect the bank of japan will come up with bold actions at its next policy meeting. more on that in just a few minutes. but the euro's also lower against the yen. the euro/yen currently changing hands at 117.74-76. taking a look at other markets in the asia pacific region, south korea's kospi, that's trading higher. up half a percent. 1,994. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index is up by 1/3 of a percent. 4,733. >>> well, policy makers at japan's central bank will discuss whether to take further money-boosting steps at a tw
yesterday. the s&p shot up 36. and the nasdaq leaped 92. overseas, the nikkei was closed for a holiday, but the hang seng rose 86. the fiscal cliff deal isn't all good news. moody's investor services warned that if a viable plan to shrink our deficit isn't reached in the next few months the government's credit rating could be at risk. >>> al jazeera could be coming to a tv near you. former vice president al gore has sold current tv, the channel he co founded, to al jazeera. the plan is to use existing distribution to broadcast to u.s. viewers. one interesting note, as soon as the deal was announced time warner cable said they would drop the channel from their 12 million subscribers. >>> polaroid seems to be developing a new business plan. the company will be opening several retail shops called photo bars where people can come in the store to download and print pictures. there will even be photo tenders to help people with the process. >>> if you build it, they will buy it. the famous iowa baseball diamond from the iconic movie "field of dreams" has been sold for $3.4 million. the new o
391. the s&p was down three and the nasdaq lost 11. overseas the nikkei soared 292 points but the hang seng dropped 67. >>> investors will look to 28:30 a.m. jobs report to determine just how stocks will ride out the first friday the year. one thing sure to heat up this cold january day, go daddy is set to unveil their 2013 go daddy girl. supermodel bar refaeli will be announced this is their spokesmodel. she'll pair up with race car driver danica patrick in a 30-second spot. >> transocean will pay $1.4 billion in addition to admission of criminal conduct. bp paid $4.5 billion settlement in november leased the platform from transocean which built and staffed the deepwater horizon. >>> and former vice president al gore personally will pocket about $100 million from the sale of this personal tv channel to al jazeera. he will serve on the board but will not be paid. >>> if you have a smartphone, listen up, that glass that covers your device is about to get a whole lot stronger. corning will unveil gorilla three glass next week. the glass covering is already in 975 android and apple devic
yesterday. the s&p fell four. the nasdaq lost seven. overseas the nikkei gained 70 points today while the hang seng rose 107 on a wednesday. last night alcoa delivered it's unofficial kick-off for the fourth quarter earning season. the aluminum maker was up after late trading thanks time proving global demand. oil dipped below $93 a barrel this morning on news that the euro zone unemployment is at its highest level since 1999. satellite tv provider dish network made a bid for clearwire despite the current deal to sell it self to sprint. speculation is swirling that a new cheeper version of apple's iphone may be in the works as the company struggle tolls regain ground in the smartphone wars. the "wall street journal" reports a plastic shell could replace a pricier aluminum casing that it has right now. 14% of world wide smartphone shipments came from apple compared to samsung's 31%. fisher price is recalling about 800,000 rock and play sleepers due to the risk of mold exposure. early birds will have to wait for their tax returns this year. the irs announced it will not begin taking 201
&p is up seven and the nasdaq added one. overseas today the nikkei fell 9 points while the hang seng lost one points. as washington gears up for its next nerve-racking budget battle wall street will be all about the corporate bottom line. fourth quarter earnings season that kicks off on tuesday and as always aluminum maker alcoa is the dow's first heavy hitter on deck followed by wells fargo and monsan monsanto. a settlement on floirk by a dozen lenders is expected to be announced today. the money will be drieded by americans in 2009 and 2010 and homeowners in danger of losing their homes. bill richardson and eric schmidt touched down in korea hours ago. last week the obama administration discourage this trip which the pair call a private humanitarian mission. >>> so, how much dough will hostess make on its bread brands? the "wall street journal" is reporting flower's food and another one are in talks to buy wonderer bread and nature's pride for an estimated $350 million. a lot of dough. >>> starting this month washington is the first state to charge electric vehicle owners $100 a year to
on wednesday. overseas the nikkei rose 74. >>> earnings optimism returned to the street wednesday. today, we'll see how investors react to the latest data. holiday retail sales and earnings from oil giant chevron. appled closed above 700 while facebook was spiraling fast. now facebook is nasdaq's best performing stock while apple is down. >>> aig is now thanking america instead of suing it. opting not to join the suit over the terms of its rescue package. >>> after the housing market collapsed, they're laying down new rules for lending practices. >>> meanwhile, layoffs are looming at morgan stanley for some 1600 jobs. boeing is plague down a string of mishaps this week, saying quote, it has extreatment confidence in its dreamliner. >>> starbucks' survey found that 1 in 4 have purchased the new cups. >>> overseas bargain hunters climbed into french stores hunting for sales. >>> it's an end of an era for one of monopoly token. >>> finally, an organic nonalcoholic drink for dogs. >>> mark cuban slapped by the nba, the lion dog that sparked calls to 911 and jimmy beats dave. >>> the latest on wh
in that market. the nikkei 225 was pushed higher. the yen was around 288 handle against the greenback. new prime minister shen zoe abe asked the bank of japan to adopt a 2% inflation target officially. samsung electronics rebounded about 2% on bargain hunting. the kospi snapped a five-day losing streak, ending higher by .75%. and the options over china gave a lift to the australia markets. the asx 200 reversed earlier losses to end marginally in the green. data showed china's imports of iron ore soared past 17 million pounds for the month of december. the sensex is trading lower by about .1%. >> sixuan, thank you. we'll keep you again here in europe. the ftse 100 is at the highest level of the last year for a close. the ftse 100 up .06. the ibex down 10, the cac 40 down 11 points. a couple markets, forced into releasing results last night. there was a leak and then having the full conference call, disappointing figures marks & spencer trading down 4.74%. pretty good numbers for tesco. a bit of a shocker last year, not the same this year. the stock right now, up 2.2% be, as well. ten-year spanish
. > > the nikkei has gone up for 20 months- > > it's overbought > > the world is recovering, things are getting better, and now you're saying the top is in- > > it's overbought. 1460, we have tested twice, and it's sold off- > > overbought is relative. we're going to 1570 and then 1600. > round 2) the sunny side trade - warren buffet spent $2.5 billion for a solar company. is this industry legit? what stocks would you buy? > > legit in terms of, yes, the solar stocks are going higher. i know how much higher they can go. look at first solar, it went from $11 to $37. a 50% short in terms of stock getting squeezed go higher and higher. a lot of these solar stocks have huge short interest. they are going higher. there is a huge shift out of wind in the u.k. and in china, into solar. > > i'm conventional. we sell oil market trade in a two-month range and now has broken out above $93, targeting near $100 now. i am looking at a natural gas play: chk is trading at $17. it has been trading in a rage now, so it looks like the near-term target- > > it's going lower though. > > is $24. exploration is where
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overnight, the nikkei was giving back some of its gains as the yen strengthened there. that didn't necessarily help sentiment, but european bourses doing okay on. the ftse 100 up about .1%. about .25% for the xetra dax. the cac 40 is the laggard. let's take a look at bond rates. we were speaking to allen about some of these. down across the board. we're seeing yields drift up a little bit everywhere. the bund yield, moving up to 1.75%. we were below 5%, though, last week. italy moving up 4.116% and the 10-year yields still staying above 2%. so an interesting differentiated trades higher there this morning. quick look at forex. the dollar/yen, down .7.5%. after juvenile oomphing above 90, failing to hold some of those levels and giving up some of the yen strengthening a bit. for more on how markets traded overnight, let's get straight out to will i sixuan. >> thank you, kelly. it's a mixed picture for asian bourses. the nikkei pulled back ahead of the boj announcement tomorrow. investors are expecting bull easing, including a 2% inflation target. but after hit ago new low, the yen
. the nikkei average is trading at a higher%. let's see what's happening on the currency market. the yen is little changed against other major currencies with investors refraining from aggressive betting. the against the yen is changing at 89.74 to 75. meanwhile euro against the yen is at 119.38 to 42. mark players say all eyes are on what kind of bold measures the central bank can come up with if it's two achieve the 2% inflation market. investors expect trading to be volatile following the government and boj announcement. south korea's kospi flat pretty much. 19 1,9 1,986. we'll see where trading takes us. global unemployments on the rise. the international labor organization says the number of jobless people increased for the first time in three years as european credit woes continue to weigh on the global economy. officials announce on tuesday that nearly 200 million people worldwide were jobless in 2012. that's an increase of more than 4 million from the previous year. officials say unemployment grew not only in western countries but also in east asia and the middle east. nay say eu
a look at stocks now. tokyo share prices are lower. as the yen is gaining ground. the nikkei average trading at 10,651. that is a loss of a little over half a percent from tuesday's close. market sources say investors are selling many stocks but especially export-related issues, and that is due to the yen's strength as well as the fact that the b.o.j.'s measures were almost as anticipated. okay. in other asian markets we are seeing seoul regain that 2,000 level. it is up by 1/5 of a percent at the moment. taking a look at australia, the benchmark index is trading higher by a third of a percent at 4,794. >>> well, the japanese government plans to help the ship-building industry in the northeast region which was hit by the march 2011 disaster. the government plans to subsidize ship builders when they jointly build facilities such as dry docks. the subsidies will cover 2/3 of the cost. in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami 37 ship-yards along the pacific coast were severely damaged. infrastructure ministry officials say that 34 of them resumed operations, but many are still facing probl
's load of 90% of gdp. traders in tokyo appear unimpressed. the nikkei dropped on the day. >> it is a dispute that has been literally brewing for years. a top european court has decided the u.s. company anheuser-busch is the only company allowed to market under "bud" in europe. >> cesky budvar can use teh long form of the name. novak djokovic going to the semifinals in the australian open. he beat the czech in the quarter finals. >> just over an hour until she will play her fellow russian. >> can you imagine sitting down for a bit of tennis right now? a brat and a budweiser? [laughter] >> keep watching dw. >> we will see you soon.
street, the dow opens 13,712 after climbing 62 points yesterday. s&p and nasdaq saw gains. the nikkei shot down 222 while the hang seng fell 23. to wall street where apple's earnings will be front and center today. after losing its shine in recent weeks, traders will be looking for any good news to offset any talks of dwindling iphone demand which could help the tech-heavy nasdaq, one index that hasn't joined the rally. google was up after a better than expected fourth quarter report. also after hours, ibm beat estimates thanks to emerging markets. microsoft has reportedly helped finance a buyout of struggling pc maker dell. with insiders saying a deal could come within a week. >>> more fuel for the housing recovery, the national association of realtors said sales of existing homes fell to the record high. car dealers are saying mortgage rates are boosting their sales, and financing is 4% for used cars and less than 2% for new vehicles. >>> in the wake of recent tarmac troubles, the u.s. senate said it will review faa's decisions to let boeing use highly flamable lie ti up batteries i
profits while others are buying as the nikkei has fallen be kospi is trading lower by .4 a percent. apple's net profit from october to december rose only 0.1% from the same quarter earlier. this highlights the slowdown in the company's earnings. the quarterly figure stood at $13.1 billion. the sales of smart phones and tablet computers marked a record high on a quarterly basis. analysts say that rising production costs for new models pushed down profits. they say the poor results are due to strong demand for old models whose prices were cut following the release of new ones. officials at the inrnational monetary fund say global growth will strengthen gradually in 2013. that's as economic activity start to ease this year. the imf release an update of its world economic outlook report on wednesday. if forecast global economic growth will reach 3.5% this year. that's up from 3.2% in 2012. the imf says the euro zone economy will recover more slowly than previously expected. the imf's growth forecast for the united states is 2%. that's as long as the country contains its fiscal crisis includin
points yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were mixed. overseas, the nikkei shot up 305 points, but the hang seng fell 18. >>> turning to more business headlines. today, investors are going to want to keep a close eye on a few things. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. net to netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled the efforts to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> s
. the s&p and nasdaq were mixed. overseas, the nikkei shot up 305 points, but the hang seng fell 18. >>> turning to more business headlines. today, investors are going to want to keep a close eye on a few things. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. even the six inch sub doesn't measure up too. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled efforts to ensure consistency in every s
&p was up 8, the nasdaq gained 19. overseas, the nikkei dropped 102 but the hang seng, that rose 91. >>> one week until the big game but on wall street it is the super bowl of data. this morning industrial heavy weight caterpillar tips things off in earnings before the bell. exxon mobil is also on deck. investors will be looking for clues for how long apple will hold on by largest company by market cap. and more on yahoo!'s turnaround after market close today. >>> a slew of economic data out this week will help determine whether the s&p stays above the 1,500 milestone for the first time since 2007. >>> later this week, we'll see jobs last month and whether the unemployment rate dips below the current 7.8%. >>> you may be hearing buzz about new credit card fees at the cash register thanks to a class action settlement between credit card companies and merchants. don't pack panic, experts don't think many retailers plan to impose that charge. >>> at the pump, gas prices have jumped two cents in the last weeks to $3.34 on average for a gallon of regular. >>> also on the rise, a first-class posta
on currency moves, the nikkei is trading flat at 10,831. some investors are trading shares to lock in gain. the dollar is slightly losing ground against the yen. the dollar against the yen is changing hands at 90.47 to 50. the euro/yen is also lower. that pair at 121.71 to 74. many market players are on the sidelines waiting for the release of u.s. gdp and jobs data later in the week. the kospi trading higher by .4 of a%. 1,948 and in australia the benchmark index is trading higher 4,873 this tuesday morning. the u.s. agriculture chief has welcomed japan's easing of impact restrictions on its country's beef. it gives u.s. cow farmers a bigger steake in the market. they decided to allow imports of meat from american cattle aged 30 months or younger. the current limit is 20 months or younger and was set seven years ago to provent risks of bsc or mad cow disease. the u.s. will continue working on eliminating trade bar yours for high quality and safe u.s. food and agriculture products. the u.s. will keep trying to expend its exports. ron kirk called the decision a significant and historic step
. the nikkei rose. >>> stocks took a breather from a bull run. we'll see if earnings can turn things around. after the closing bell, shares of yahoo! surged after an up tick in revenue. coming up in today's before the bell earnings action, we get a broad economic snapshot from ford, pfizer and ak steel. after the close, we'll see how online retail titan, amazon did after the crucial holiday shopping season. the fed begins a policy pow wow. the central bank will keep interest rates near record lows. bargain hunters scooped up apple stock after it tumbled 14% putting apple in the most valuable spot. toyota, the auto maker the world's largest auto maker thanks to a 23% surge. general motors announced spending millions to upgrade an assembly plant. meanwhile, a government watchdog is calling autothe pay czar for executive pay. companies bailed out by the government, aig and ally financial. we have heard chicken wings are more expensive this time of year. men stole $65,000 worth of tyson frozen chicken wings. straight ahead, we get the insight from lynn sweet of the chicago sun times. what lebro
yesterday. still good numbers, though. the s&p was down 2, but the nasdaq gained 4. overseas the nikkei closed today but rose 42 and the hang seng lost 16. stocks took a breather from an eight-day bull run. we'll see if another onslaught of earnings can turn things around. after the closing bell, shares of yahoo! surged as investors cheered better than expected earnings and a slight uptick in revenue. in today's before the bell earnings action, a broad economic snapshot from a dozen companies, including forbes, pfizer, pharmaceuticals and a.k. steel. and we'll see if amazon weathered the crucial holiday shopping season. i know i spnt a lot. >>> also ahead today, the fed begins its first two-day powwow of the new year. speculation is the central bank will keep interest rates near record lows. >>> on the street monday, bargain hunters scooped up apple stock after it tumbled 14% last week, putting apple back into the most valuable spot ahead of exxonmobil. >>> also back on top, toyota, the automaker retook the title as the world's largest automaker thanks to a 23% surge in global sales las
expectations for a u.s. economic recovery. the nikkei average at 10,952 at the moment, up .8%. many investors are buying export-related shares. they're anticipating a further decline in the yen against other currencies. well, let's take a look. on the tokyo foreign exchange the dollar is moving in a narrow range against the yen. many market players are waiting for the outcome of the u.s. fed policy meeting later in the day. now, the pair is changing hands at 90.84-87. the euro, meanwhile, is trading higher against other currencies. market participants say that's because worries over euro debt issues are receding somewhat. the euro/yen, 122.51-56 at mont. and in other asian markets we are seeing a loss of over .1% on the kospi. 1,952 over in seoul. let's see what's happening in australia. the benchmark index is trading higher by a fourth of a percent. 4,900. well, that is going to do it in business for this hour. i'm going to leave you with a look at some other markets in asia open this hour. ♪ >>> japanese government officials have spent the past few weeks trying to find out what happened i
it boost. the nikkei shot up 247 points while the hang seng climbed 166 to fin injury today. it's a busy day ahead on wall street. this morning we'll see if amazon stock don't rise. i want shot up after the bell thanks to strong quarterly profits. also keep an eye on chesapeake today the energy company got a late news on embattled ceo is stepping down and will leave the company april 1st. also new this morning toyota is recalling more than 1 million vehicles for to separate issues one dealing with potential airbag issues in some 2003 and 2004 corollas. others involved windshield wipers. lots of buzz on research and motion when the long awaited blackberry 10 is released at 10:00 a.m. eastern this morning. the first two models include an all touch screen version and a hybrid width keyboard. the "new york times" is reporting boeing was aware of problems with its dreamliner batteries before recent fires grounded its recent fleet of 787s. officials at nip upon airway said they had to replace ten batteries in their planes but safety regulators were not informed because no flights were scaled.
but the nasdaq gained 4. overseas, the nikkei rose 42 points but the hang seng lost 16. stocks tooth a breather from another bull run. after the closing bell, shares of yahoo! surged as investors cheered better than expected earnings and a slight uptick in revenue. coming up before the bell, we'll get a broader snapshot of companies, including forbes, sizer pharmaceuticals and a.k. steel. and we'll see if amazon weathered the crucial shopping season. >>> speculation is the central bank will keep interest rates near record lows. >>> on the street monday, bargain hunters scooped up apple stock after it tumbled 14% last week, putting apple back into the most valuable spot ahead of exxonmobil. >>> also back on top, toyota, the automaker retook the title as the world's largest automaker thanks to a 20% surge in global sales last year. general motors announced it's spending millions for a plant in kansas city where it produces the malibu and the lacrosse. meanwhile, calling out the pay czar for executive pay including gm, insurer aig and allied financial. >>> and we've all heard that chicken wings ar
down the road a bit further. earlier in trading the nikkei index rose .70% on a weaker yen and pretty active trading, in fact, volume hit a 22-month high. let's get a check of currencies now. the yen continues its weakening trend both against the dollar and the euro. right now we have dollar/yen at 88.12. the euro is at 115.444. triggers are selling the yen on speculation the bank of japan will take further monetary easing steps. >>> and that is going to wrap it up for biz tonight. let's check in now to see what's happening with the markets. ♪ >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracks of land waiting to be restored. overcoming the challenges of japan's 2011 disaster won't be easy, but step by step people are moving forward. find out how on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time right here on "newsline." >>> the people who oversee nuclear safety in japan are still finding their feet. they got to work at the nuclear regulation authority in september after the government merged two other agencies. >> reporter: he is d
a boost. nikkei shot up 270 points while the hang seng climbed 156. it's a busy morning on wall street. we'll see if amazon stock continues to rise. also keep an eye on chesapeake today the energy company got news, aubreay mcclendon is stepping down and will leave the april 1st. >> lots of eyes will be on research in motion when the blackberry 10 is released at 10:00 this morning. >>> investors could be digesting some grim economic news today. investors believed economic growth went sharply to 1.3% down from 3.2 in the first quarter. >>> for the first time microsoft is rolling out a subscription service. office 365 will be available. >>> and the boeing batteries before the fleet was grounded the 787s. officials at nippon said they had to relays ten batteries in their planes. no flights were canceled. >>> a u.s. judge in new orleans has accepted a 403 billion agreement for the disaster. >>> how about a beer wash down your twinkie the owners of apollo global are reportedly close to a $400 million deal. for hostess and other cakes. >>> congratulations to manchester united, a $3 billion valuat
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